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Crusty

Post by Justinswraps » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:38 pm

Decided to get me a new basher. Having the new 4 pole vxl system in the slash 4x4 and loving it! Decided to get a Rustler with the same system. Picked up some Proline Badlands and the limited edition Courtney Force body (don't plan to use it, just wanted it to get it signed)

I'll upgrade as things break, won't be long :lol:

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Re: Crusty

Post by SFC K » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:00 pm

I can see the wheelies already! =D>
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Re: Crusty

Post by Justinswraps » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:12 pm

Lol yea about that..... Definitely needs a wheelie bar. He's got battle scars already :lol:
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Re: Crusty

Post by SFC K » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:17 pm

So, what made you decide to get one of these with so many other options out there? Price, brushless????
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Post by Justinswraps » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:29 pm

Well honestly, I'm going to sound like an idiot here but what's new lol. Years back when traxxas first released the brushless rustler I pre ordered one from traxxas. It would be my first brushless and lipo powdered rc. I bought a venom lipo charger and a venom 2s lipo. If I remember correctly I dished out the most I've ever spent at the time on rc stuff. I charge the lipo and take the truck out to run it, first thing I do naturally is take it down a ways for speed pass. Bad idea!!! About 3/4 throttle it lifts up and takes flight uncontrollably, proceeding to smash into a fence then my back tire of my car. Basically demolished the entire truck. I then said nah! That won't happen again, sold what was left of the truck and got a Juggernaut with juggular conversion. So in hindsight the rustler got me into solid axle monsters. :lol: I've had plenty of brushless trucks since and felt comfortable trying it again, so here we are 9-10 years later :lol:

Let's be honest 50-70mph is hauling the mail for these trucks. It's hard to control regardless of how much experience you have. I love the rustler platform, now that it has the 4 pole system it's even better!
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Re: Crusty

Post by SFC K » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:34 pm

I knew there was a back story to this purchase. :wink: I hope this one doesn't see the same fate. :mrgreen: Though those tires will slow you down a bit and keep it planted on the ground with the extra weight. Looking forward to some video action... :)
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Post by Justinswraps » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:38 pm

Oh yea probably be the best back story I have lol. I decided on the tires for that reason and so it would lift the truck up for driving in the grass with out having to put those spacers in the shocks and causing ubsurd drive shaft angles. So far so good had the clearance I was looking for and controls nicely. Not to mention the TSM control is nice also. Not like the spektrum avc system where you can't have fun. The TSM is just enough help there to still allow you to do what you want but also serve a purpose.


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Post by andymac0035 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:10 am

1Badclod85 wrote: first thing I do naturally is take it down a ways for speed pass. Bad idea!!! About 3/4 throttle it lifts up and takes flight uncontrollably, proceeding to smash into a fence then my back tire of my car. Basically demolished the entire truck. I then said nah! That won't happen again,

Let's be honest 50-70mph is hauling the mail for these trucks. It's hard to control regardless of how much experience you have. I love the rustler platform, now that it has the 4 pole system it's even better!

Quit being a pansy and break 70with that thing already.... :explosion:

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Post by Justinswraps » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:27 am

:lol: is that the one you remember all to well? Lol. I don't dare to run 70 on my road, I have 5 mail boxes between my house and one at the end of the road. You know what happens with me and mail boxes :explosion: :rofl:
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Re: Crusty

Post by Justinswraps » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:11 pm

Decided why wait and upgrade when I break parts. We got that out of the way right off the bat :lol:

First upgrade is the upper deck plate from G-Maxx

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Next I couldn't bare the gray non sense any longer. Only to realize later I forgot to get black bulk head and black battery holder :roll:

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Ole Crusty is starting to take shape!
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Re: Crusty

Post by ROWDY RACING » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:55 pm

Will the gray dye black?
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Post by Justinswraps » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:45 pm

ROWDY RACING wrote:Will the gray dye black?

Yes it will dye black. Just didn't have a pan large enough for it.
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Re: Crusty

Post by ROWDY RACING » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:48 pm

1Badclod85 wrote:
ROWDY RACING wrote:Will the gray dye black?

Yes it will dye black. Just didn't have a pan large enough for it.
Was just wondering, I have never tried dying Traxxas stuff. I have an E Revo I would like to black out sometime if I decide to keep it.
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Re: Crusty

Post by SFC K » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:13 pm

I have seen folks dye the MERV's before and they looked pretty sweet when done.
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Re: Crusty

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:55 pm

Hey Justin, I know you like your RPM stuff, but did you know that the pro-line pro-trac kit for the 2WD slash works great on the rustler?
Of course if you do it you'll need to run rear offset wheels on the front, but having done one.... I can say it was well worth doing.

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